The holidays are always an eventful time. Oro Valley is no exception to the rule. There are tons of holiday events and activities happening in Oro Valley. Something for everyone to enjoy, everything from Christmas lights to wine tastings and craft fairs. You can’t go wrong with any of these events. If you are looking for a fun and exciting list of holiday events to make the season extra special with your family and friends you’ve come to the right place!

5 Holiday Events and Activities in Oro Valley:

Get into the spirit and feeling festive with some fun holiday events and activities around Oro Valley this December. All kinds of fun, seasonal activities!

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Daily from 6pm-10pm Winterhaven community presents it’s annual festival of lights. This is their 67th year putting on this free spectacle for the public. You can tour on foot, make a reservation to ride the trolly or bus, or you can pass through if you don’t have time to take the whole tour. They are accepting donations for the food bank so feel free to bring a donation if you are able! Click above for more fun facts about the community and their long standing tradition of offering up the Festival of Lights as their gift to the community and those nearby!

Johnny Christmas and the Reindeer Rockers

Held through December 23, 2016 at the Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd. Oro Valley, AZ. Click above for tickets which are $19.95. They offer discounts for students, military personnel, and others. They have a variety of choices for dates, times, etc. and  you can catch all of the fun and excitement of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree before they’re gone! Perfect for date night or a night out with the family! Come out and enjoy your favorite songs of the season with a Rockin’ twist!

Christmas Expo and Craft Fair

Happening December 15, 2016 from 6-8pm at La Paloma Academy Central 2050 N. Wilmot Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712. This is another great free event. You can check out all of the featured crafts which are made by the parents at La Paloma Academy! A fun way to support the community and also enjoy a lovely evening filled with all of your favorite seasonal items.

Vail Jingle Trail 5K and Santa’s Little Helpers 1K

Benefiting Cienega High Schools Key Club and The Shyann Kindness  Project Toy Drive.  In order to pick up your bib#  you have to bring a new unwrapped gift for the toy drive. If you are looking for a way to celebrate the season that is a little more active this is the perfect option! You can help the community, celebrate the season with this holiday event and it’s even suitable for the whole family! This year the 1k will kick off the event at 8:45am and the 5k run/walk will start right after about 9:00am. Held at the Cienega High School, 12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail, AZ 85641.

New Years Eve Parties

One of the best parts of the holiday events season is the New Years Eve parties! Schedule a sitter and check out this group of awesome New  Years Even parties! Click above for a list of the holiday events happening in the Oro Valley area on New Years Eve. A bunch of these parties even have a double toast happening.  You can countdown and celebrate and still make it home by midnight…something for everyone to enjoy even those who are looking for a more mellow event.